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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Katherine not hesitate to go into the plague-contaminated Bolingbroke?
(a) She is a hot-headed stubborn woman who does whatever she wants
(b) She wears a special mask that makes her immune
(c) Two sorcerers accompany her
(d) She is immune to the plague

2. In addition to dystentery, what else plagues Hugh?
(a) Impotence
(b) Strange shaking
(c) Migraine headaches
(d) Strange nightmarish visions

3. How did the Duchess's children evade the Plague?
(a) They were on holiday in France where there is no Plague
(b) They were safe in the North Tower throughout the scourge
(c) They hid underground where they could not contract the disease
(d) They are actually Gascons, who are born with Plague immunity

4. Hugh takes the drink from Katherine and soon thereafter dreams of the Kettlethorpe Pooka Hound with "fiery-red eyes." What does the Pooka Hound symbolize?
(a) Sainthood
(b) Long life and prosperity
(c) Nothing. He's just a crazy dog
(d) Death

5. What does the local bishop call Katherine after meeting her?
(a) A barmaid
(b) Princess Katherine
(c) A charity wench
(d) A goddess

6. What does Geoffrey Chaucer feel about Katherine's relationship with John?
(a) He approves
(b) That it's inappropriate
(c) He thinks it will be great source material for his next work
(d) He could care less

7. The meeting of the House of Commons yields several major accusations. The King's chamberlain, Lord Latimer, is accused of:
(a) Impersonating the king
(b) Corruption and treason
(c) Stealing from the poor and giving to the rich
(d) Trying to seize the throne

8. What is the Captal's opinion of Katherine?
(a) He thinks highly of her and that she would be a better wife than Costanza
(b) Very low, he think she's a slut
(c) He doesn't reveal any thoughts on Katherine
(d) He wishes Katherine were of a better rank

9. Once Katherine is resigned to marrying Hugh, what does she give him?
(a) A suit of armor
(b) Nothing because he doesn't need any lucky tokens
(c) A piece of her sleeve to wear in the upcoming joust
(d) A bible

10. Nirac overhears John's declaration to Katherine. He decides to take matters into his own hands by:
(a) Poisoning Costanza
(b) Putting Hugh on the front lines in battle
(c) Poisoning Katherine
(d) Poisoning Hugh

11. To whom is Hugh indebted?
(a) John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster
(b) The King
(c) Alice Perrers
(d) Geoffrey Chaucer

12. The Friar, Brother William, doesn't suspect Katherine of foul play in Hugh's death. Instead, he believes that:
(a) Hugh died of internal bleeding
(b) Hugh's bowel burst
(c) Hugh didn't want to live anymore
(d) Hugh might have had a heart attack

13. Why is Hugh confident he'll return by May?
(a) His contract prevents him from fighting any longer
(b) He went to a fortune teller who said that the Castilians won't last long
(c) He's certain that it won't take long to beat
(d) He's certain that the Castilians can't fight in warmer weather

14. Who prevents Nichola from drowning the newborn baby?
(a) Blanche
(b) Gibbon
(c) Hugh
(d) The Duke of Lancaster

15. Who or what are the "four dread horsemen of the Apocalypse"?
(a) Peace, Love, Understanding and Wisdom
(b) There are really only two: Famine and War
(c) Famine, War, Pestilence and Death
(d) Famine, War, Sloth and Hanging

Short Answer Questions

1. In Parliament, the king seems to be interested only in:

2. Katherine goes to the Chapel to visit Blanches' body and finds the duke there. What does he tell her?

3. How does the sword fight between Hugh and Roger end?

4. Why does Philippa end up sending Katherine to Bolingbroke?

5. What happens when Katherine goes alone to the courtyard?

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